CCAD will host work, for the 26th time, from local young artists, grades seven through 12, in the 2013 Central Ohio Regional Scholastic Art Awards exhibition, Jan. 18–Feb. 2.
“CCAD’s investment in the local community is critical as we aim to support the development and enrichment of the creative community in which we reside,” said Densil R.R. Porteous II, CCAD’s director of admissions. “This event presents a great opportunity to recognize and nurture the creative talents of students in our area and to further encourage students to pursue their creativity—for they are our creative future.”
There were 1,400 individual works and portfolios submitted by 415 artists for judging and 104 were selected for the exhibition, including paintings, photographs, ceramics, graphic design projects, drawings, sculptures, and multimedia works.
A total of 231 individual pieces and 26 art and photography portfolios were chosen for recognition in the competition, with Gold and Silver Key awards and honorary salutes. Fifty students received a Gold Key award and will be allowed to send their work to New York for national judging. Seniors are eligible for scholarships at participating art and design colleges and universities throughout the country.
The National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards date back to 1923 and are the oldest and largest student art awards recognition program in the U.S.—and the largest source of scholarships for young artists and writers. The awards have a roster of past winners including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford, Joyce Carol Oates, and many more.
There will be an awards ceremony Jan. 27 for the students and their families. Visit CCAD’s event page for more exhibition details including a list of student winners.
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